Conceived to improve the capacity of citizen journalists in conflict zones, StoryMaker can be used by anyone who wants to create multimedia stories. The app also provides users a 55-lesson curriculum, produced in conjunction with the International Center for Journalists and Free Press Unlimited, that teaches journalism and storytelling skills.
With our partners, we’ve launched projects using StoryMaker in Zimbabwe, Libya, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, and Tunisia, with more locations to come. Small World News believes the fundamentals of mobile storytelling are the same across cultures, and designed StoryMaker to be helpful to anyone who has a story to tell. The app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times by Android users in the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East.